Adnan Syed, the subject of hit crime podcast “Serial” whose murder conviction was vacated earlier this year, has landed a job with Georgetown University.
The DC-based University announced Thursday that Syed has joined Georgetown’s Prisons and Justice Initiative as a program associate where he will support inmates and prison reform efforts.
“To go from prison to being a Georgetown student and then to actually be on campus on a pathway to work for Georgetown at the Prisons and Justice Initiative, it’s a full circle moment,” Syed said in a statement.
Syed, 41, was found guilty of killing ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee in 1999 after she was found strangled to death and buried in a Baltimore park — but he and his family have always maintained his innocence.
He was 17 years old at the time.
His case grabbed national attention after it was chronicled in the first season of the award-winning audio series “Serial” in 2014, shocking American audiences.
A judge tossed Syed’s conviction on Sept. 19 and ordered him released based on DNA evidence after he spent more than two decades behind bars.
Prosecutor salso said said a reinvestigation of the case revealed evidence regarding the possible involvement of two alternate suspects — and that the original prosecutors failed to disclose this to Syed’s defense team.
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